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        The new Citroen C3, a Hatchback from Citroen, was launched in India in Jul 2022. C3 has received 7 rating from our experts and 88% rating score from our users. C3 is preferred for its styling and comfort.

        Citroen C3 price starts from ₹ 5.98 Lakh in India. C3 is available in 10 colours - Polar White, Zesty Orange, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, Polar White with Zesty Orange roof, Platinum Grey with Zesty Orange roof, Polar White with Platinum Grey roof, Steel Grey with Zesty Orange roof, Zesty Orange with Platinum Grey roof, and Steel Grey with Platinum Grey roof. C3 seating capacity is 5 People. C3 mileage is 19.4 - 19.8 km/l. C3 has received Not Tested safety rating.

        C3 is available in 7 versions and 1 fuel options - Petrol. Petrol models comes with 1198cc engine which generates peak power of 80 bhp @ 5750 rpm . C3 is also offered in 1199cc Petrol engine which generates peak power of 109 bhp @ 5500 rpm .

        C3 competes with Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite and Maruti Suzuki Ignis in India.

        Citroen C3 Model List

        C3 Model Price Key Specs
        Live 1.2 Petrol ₹ 5.98 Lakh Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual
        Feel 1.2 Petrol ₹ 6.90 Lakh Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual
        Feel 1.2 Petrol Vibe Pack ₹ 7.05 Lakh Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual
        Feel 1.2 Petrol Dual Tone ₹ 7.05 Lakh Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual
        Feel 1.2 Petrol Vibe Pack Dual Tone ₹ 7.20 Lakh Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual
        Feel 1.2 Turbo Dual Tone ₹ 8.10 Lakh Petrol, 1199 cc, Manual
        Feel 1.2 Turbo Vibe Pack Dual Tone ₹ 8.25 Lakh Petrol, 1199 cc, Manual

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        ₹ 5.98 - 8.25 lakh

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        C3 starting EMI

        12,125 for 5 Years

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        Citroen C3 Key Specifications

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        ₹ 5.98 - 8.25 Lakh
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        Fuel Type

        Petrol
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        Mileage

        19.4 - 19.8 km/l
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        Seating Capacity

        5 People
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        Not Tested
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        Warranty

        2 Years or 40000 km
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        Engine Size

        1198 cc, 1199 cc
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        Manual
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        Size

        3981 mm L X 1733 mm W X 1586 mm H
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        Fuel Tank

        30 litre
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        Ground Clearance (mm)

        180 mm

        C3 Expert Rating

        Overall Expert Score7/10
        Engine and PerformanceStar Icon 8/10
        Ride and HandlingStar Icon 7/10
        ExteriorStar Icon 7/10
        Comfort, Convenience and FeaturesStar Icon 6/10
        Conclusion Star Icon 7/10

        C3 Expert Review

        ProsGood Things

        • Engine performance 
        • Ride quality 
        • Large dimensions   

        ConsCould be Better

        • Lacks features  
        • No automatic option  
        • Cost cutting measures evident   

        Engine and Performance

        The first thing that strikes you as you start driving the C3 is the driving position itself. You sit very high, the steering wheel is just the right size and visibility upfront is superb because of how low the windscreen extends and how the dashboard is angled. You can see a lot more of the road ahead and because you also have these ridges on the bonnet you get a better judgement of where it ends and that's always good for new drivers. Visibility from the side widows is also great although parking the C3 is always going to require more effort than usual because of the lack of reversing camera and a relatively smaller rear glass.  

        As for the engine itself, what we have is the turbocharged version of the 1.2-litre 3 cylinder engine and it's paired to a six speed manual. You also get a naturally aspirated version of this engine and naturally it's down on power. But strangely enough there isn't any automatic option at the moment even for this 110 horsepower version which I think is quite delightful. It pulls well from low to mid RPMs and besides a clattery idle, Its good enough when it comes to engine noise and vibrations. 

        The C3 is surprisingly quick in a straight line, delivering effortless performance all the way till triple digit speeds. The typical three-cylinder engine thrum is also well contained and under normal driving conditions, this 1.2-litre engine remains adequately quiet and refined. The six speed manual that we have here isn't the most engaging unit around but the shift action is adequately light for daily driving. Although what's even better is the clutch action. It's not as feather light as the one we have seen on the Tata Punch but it's very progressive which is just perfect for city driving. 

        Ride and Handling

        Ride quality is something that has always been Citroen's forte and we have experienced it extensively in the C5 Aircross SUV. The much cheaper C3 naturally doesn't have the same level of plushness but for a hatchback, it's a different story altogether. The suspension on this is extremely silent and until or unless you hit the biggest of potholes you won't hear it working when going across bad roads. It's also good at absorbing bumps keeping the occupants flat across uneven surfaces. The 195 section tires are among the widest that we have seen in B segment hatchbacks and it’s the combination of these chunky tires, 180mm ground clearance and long travel suspension that plays a key role in delivering a big car like ride quality. Citroen themselves have said that the C3 is not an SUV but it has the attributes of an SUV. And that brings us to the other pressing question that I have around the C3 and its identity.  

        The other thing that makes the C3 so user friendly is the steering and its lightness. The wheel itself is quite compact compared to other hatchbacks and it terms of usability it’s nearly spot on. Firstly, it operates with just the right amount of progression as you turn and more importantly, it’s very light at parking speeds and that’s something that a lot of first time car buyers would appreciate.        

        Exterior

        At nearly 3.9meters in length and with a wheelbase of over 2.5meters, the C3 is not only bigger on the outside but also roomier inside compared to most B segment hatchbacks. And the generous proportions are nicely augmented with the exterior design which is typically Citroen. The high bonnet, the split design for the headlights and the grille are all from the C5 Aircross and so is the generous use of plastic cladding all around. Apart from these, there are some design elements that are unique to the C3. Things like the deeply carved front and rear fenders, sharp grooves on the bonnet, the roof and lastly, the rather large front skid plate.

        Comfort, Convenience and Features

        The interior is your typical small car space when it comes to the quality of plastics and textures but there is nothing typical about the design of the dashboard or the seats. For instance, the large orange coloured trim for the dashboard lends it a bespoke feel. Then you have the rounded rectangular shaped air vents and bucket seats at the front with a rather unique pattern to add to the cabin’s flair. In comparison, the ambiance at the back is a little underwhelming because the cabin is predominately black and also there is virtually nothing here to keep you occupied. 

        You don’t get rear AC vents or even an arm rest but the rear seat itself is large and nicely contoured to hold you in place. We also like the generous amount of legroom and thigh support which is always a big plus in a small car. 

        The boot, at 315 litres, is wide enough for two check-in size suitcases and two handbags and in terms volume, it’s bigger than the Maruti Swift but noticeably behind something like the Tata Punch. Although you get a wide 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay, height adjustment for the driver’s seat and one touch auto down for all four power windows, the C3 lacks basic yet extremely useful features like rear wiper and defogger, a tachometer split folding rear seats, rear armrest and a reversing camera. In terms of comfort oriented features, it’s lacking alloy wheels, electric mirrors, push button start, LED headlamps and there’s no automatic air conditioner either. What’s also odd is the placement of rear window switches. Having them between the front seats is hardly convenient and also hints at cost cutting measures.          

        Conclusion

        So far what we know for sure is that the new Citroen C3 is spacious on the inside and has lots of scope for customisation. It also rides really well for a basic hatchback and that's the thing. It's just a nice basic hatchback but in a market like ours where features are so important, the C3 will have it's work cut-out because it's not only lacking gimmicky but also a lot of the basic features that we have come to expect from hatchbacks. It's a cheerful car for sure but will the C3 be affordable? That's purely down to how well Citroen Indian does for pricing and given the size and the list of standard features, the C3 is likely to be a very affordable proposition. 

        We are expecting that the C3 would undercut petrol manual versions of the Swift, the Celerio and the Punch which means a starting price of little over Rs 5 lakh for the naturally aspirated C3. If Citroen can deliver on that then there is a good chance for them to taste success with their first ever budget car for India.  

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        Is C3 a Good Car?

        C3 has received a very favourable 88% approval rating based on 139 user reviews.

        Overall Score : 88%

        Based on 139 User Ratings

        What users like the most about C3?

        Users prefer to buy C3 for Styling (93% rating) and Comfort (91% rating). The least appreciated parameters are Mileage (86%) and Performance (89%).

        Styling

        93%

        Comfort

        91%

        Value for Money

        89%

        Performance

        89%

        Mileage

        86%

        How C3 fares against competition?

        When compared with Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite and Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Citroen C3 scores highest for Styling and Comfort. Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the best in terms of Performance and Mileage. Nissan Magnite is the best in terms of Value for Money.

        Citroen C3 Tata Punch Nissan Magnite Maruti Suzuki Ignis
        Styling 93 90 92 89
        Comfort 91 88 90 88
        Performance 89 81 85 93
        Mileage 86 77 82 88
        Value for Money 89 82 91 91
        Overall Score 88 82 90 91

        Citroen C3 Variants

        Find a list of all 7 petrol versions of Citroen C3. This table includes Citroen C3 on-road price which covers all costs like RTO and Insurance.

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        C3 Versions Ex-showroom Price Compare
        Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual, 19.8 kmpl tooltip
        Fuel Type: Petrol
        Engine: 1198 cc (Higher engine size helps to generate more power)
        Transmission: Manual (In a manual transmission car, the driver has to manually shift gears)
        Mileage: 19.8 kmpl (ARAI reported mileage)
        ₹ 5.98 Lakh
        Key Features : Steering Adjustment, Average Fuel Consumption Display, Gear Shift Indicator Display, Front Only Power Windows
        Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual, 19.8 kmpl
        ₹ 6.90 Lakh
        Extra Features over Live versions : Wireless Charger, Steering Mounted Controls
        Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual, 19.8 kmpl
        ₹ 7.05 Lakh
        Extra Features over Live versions : Wireless Charger, Steering Mounted Controls
        Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual, 19.8 kmpl
        ₹ 7.05 Lakh
        Extra Features over Live versions : Wireless Charger, Steering Mounted Controls
        Petrol, 1198 cc, Manual, 19.8 kmpl
        ₹ 7.20 Lakh
        Extra Features over Live versions : Wireless Charger, Steering Mounted Controls
        Petrol, 1199 cc, Manual, 19.4 kmpl
        ₹ 8.10 Lakh
        Petrol, 1199 cc, Manual, 19.4 kmpl
        ₹ 8.25 Lakh
        Extra Features over Live versions : Turbocharged, Wireless Charger, Steering Mounted Controls

        Citroen C3 Price in India

        7.04 - 9.65 Lakh
        7.31 - 10.02 Lakh
        6.65 - 9.34 Lakh
        7.04 - 9.65 Lakh
        7.04 - 9.64 Lakh
        7.20 - 9.87 Lakh
        6.65 - 9.11 Lakh
        6.98 - 9.56 Lakh
        6.97 - 9.55 Lakh

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        About Citroen C3

        Summary

        French automaker , Citroen has introduced its second product for India, the C3, in two variant options – Live and Feel. Further, the Feel variant is available in multiple options such as dual-tone, Vibe pack, dual-tone Vibe pack, and Turbo dual-tone Vibe pack. Moreover, the company offers three packs with 56 customisation options. 

        Exterior

        The Citroen C3 stands tall with an SUV stance. The fascia is highlighted by dual chrome chevrons with chrome extensions in the grille. Additionally, it gets a high bonnet design which is complemented by dual-LED DRLs. As for the sides, it gets strong wheel arches and fluid lines that give it a unique character. The PureTech 82 engine option gets 14-inch steel wheels, while the PureTech 110 gets 15-inch steel wheels.  The rear section gets squared taillights.

        Interior

        The Citroen C3 offers two interior trim options – Anodized Orange and Anodized Grey. Depending on the variant, the C3 offers a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, steering wheel with audio and phone controls, glossy black outer ring on side AC vents, and satin chrome inside door handles.

        Engine

        Mechanically, the vehicle is available in two petrol engine options. The PureTech 82 gets a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder NA engine that produces 80bhp at 5,750rpm and 115Nm of torque at 3,750rpm. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the PureTech 110 gets a 1.2-litre turbo engine which generates 109bhp at 5,500rpm and 190Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. This engine gets a six-speed manual transmission.

        The PureTech 82 engine has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 19.8kmpl, while the PureTech 110 has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 19.4kmpl.


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        User Reviews for C3

          4.3

          Overall

          4.3

          Exterior

          4

          Interior

          4.3

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        • 10/26/2022 14:39:49 | Nikhil Maurya

          The best decision was to go with C3 Turbo as I wanted to have the best performance in under 10 Lakhs budget. I drove it for 700km on express ways and state highways and wasn't tired at all. Such a nice car for highways. The cabin is silent and AC is powerful. Overall, even at speed of 100kmph this car was silent and didn't feel unsettled even at 120. Since this car is still under 2000km I was reluctant on driving it at more than 100 kmph but overall it was a very pleasant experince. The buying experience was not so good but I didn't mind it because the dealer arranged a vehicle for me in just 15 days whereas others are waiting for almost 2 months. They were also a little bit slacking about explaining everything and making sure everything was done, I had to keep track of RTO, Insurance and multiple callbacks to get the correct status. What to say about its driving experience, While taking the test drive I drove a few other vehicles and the only other vehicle that I liked apart from C3 was Creta which is almost 4-5 lakhs costlier. The suspension tuning is unbelievable and any small undulations on highways and expressways will be soaked up easily. Its design is superb considering the price point even when it's missing things like LED lamps. The dual tone alloy wheels give it a very good road presence and White and Grey dual tone pack with Spoiler and a window line graphics makes this car unique on the road. When we talk about performance no vehicle comes close to the turbo variant. A gentle tap on the accelerator gives you the kind of pushback only a 2.0 ltr diesel engine could provide. I think the 1.2 L Turbo combination is very good for all the rev ranges. Let's discuss some cons, first of all missing a daylight IRVM and electrically adjusted ORVM is very annoying, however, the rear washer and defogger seem like a major miss. I was able to change the IRVM using an after-market Mahindra Scorpio part which has the same mount. I feel rear seat ingress is a little difficult because of the narrow entry and front seat mounting rails getting in the way of the rear footwell. Since it's only been 1500km experience no other cons I could find, similarily the service and maintenance pack that I have purchased should cover all the expenses and leave me with a peaceful mind for the coming 5 years.

          Mileage Details

          • Mileage (City) 14 kmpl
          • Mileage (Highway) 20 kmpl
          • Maintenance 800 per month

          User ratings

          • 5

            Exterior

          • 4

            Interior

          • 5

            Ride Qlty

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        • 08/08/2022 16:35:12 | Anuj Gupta

          Staff was quiet well and explained all the feature such a way that a layman van understand, driving experience is too good I can say better than mahindra xuv 300, according to me there is only 1 flaw that this car comes only in petrol variant, if there was an option for diesel the car would have much more powerful

          Mileage Details

          • Mileage (City) 15 kmpl
          • Mileage (Highway) 19 kmpl
          • Maintenance 6000 per month

          User ratings

          • 4

            Exterior

          • 5

            Interior

          • 4

            Ride Qlty

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        C3 FAQs

        The on-road price of the Citroen C3 in Delhi starts at ₹ 5.98 Lakh for the petrol engine. Meanwhile, the top end model (C3 Feel 1.2 Turbo Vibe Pack Dual Tone) with petrol engine is priced at ₹ 8.25 Lakh.
        Citroen C3 Feel 1.2 Turbo Vibe Pack Dual Tone is the highest priced and boasts the most number of features. The Citroen C3 Feel 1.2 Petrol Dual Tone is also loaded with all the required features. You can compare the feature list of C3 Feel 1.2 Turbo Vibe Pack Dual Tone and C3 Feel 1.2 Petrol Dual Tone to find the best suited version for you.
        The ARAI reported mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.8 kmpl.
        Citroen C3 comes with a 1198 cc Petrol engine and the price starts at ₹ 5.98 Lakh in Delhi. Whereas Tata Punch comes with a 1199 cc Petrol engine and starts with a price tag of ₹ 6.00 Lakh in Delhi. You can compare Citroen C3 and Tata Punch and chose the right car for you.

        Quick Facts about Citroen C3

        Citroen C3, a Hatchback, is available from ₹ 5.98 - 8.25 Lakh in India. Citroen offers the latest C3 in 7 versions in India. The base model Live 1.2 Petrol starts at ₹ 5.98 Lakh in Delhi and the top model Feel 1.2 Turbo Vibe Pack Dual Tone priced at ₹ 8.25 Lakh in Delhi. If you are looking for 5 seater car then you should consider C3.

        C3 comes in 7 Petrol version (s).

        The Petrol version comes with 1198cc engine capacity and Manual transmission mode(s). It generates 80 bhp @ 5750 rpm. Another petrol version comes with 1199cc engine capacity and Manual transmission mode(s). It generates 109 bhp @ 5500 rpm.

        Citroen C3 comes in 10 colors which include Polar White, Zesty Orange, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, Polar White with Zesty Orange roof, Platinum Grey with Zesty Orange roof, Polar White with Platinum Grey roof, Steel Grey with Zesty Orange roof, Zesty Orange with Platinum Grey roof, and Steel Grey with Platinum Grey roof.

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        Price ₹ 5.98 Lakh ₹ 6.00 Lakh ₹ 5.97 Lakh ₹ 5.27 Lakh
        Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol
        Engine Size 1198 cc 1199 cc 999 cc 1197 cc
        Transmission Manual Manual Manual Manual
        Power 80 bhp @ 5750 rpm 84 bhp @ 6000 rpm 71 bhp @ 6250 rpm 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
        Torque 115 Nm @ 3750 rpm 113 Nm @ 3300 rpm 96 Nm @ 3500 rpm 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm
        Safety Rating Not Tested 5 Star (Global NCAP) 4 Star (ASEAN NCAP) Not Tested
        Boot Space 315 litres 366 litres 336 litres 260 litres
        Ground Clearance 180 mm 187 mm 205 mm 180 mm
        Size 3981 mm L X 1733 mm W X 1586 mm H 3827 mm L X 1742 mm W X 1615 mm H 3994 mm L X 1758 mm W X 1572 mm H 3700 mm L X 1690 mm W X 1595 mm H
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        Citroen C3 News

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        by Nikhil Puthran
        07/27/2022 15:19:29

        Citroen has commenced deliveries of the newly launched model.

        New Citroën C3 India launch tomorrow
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        The new C3 will be available in two different powertrain options.

        Citroen C3 India debut in July 2022
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        by Gajanan Kashikar
        06/05/2022 12:55:34

        Citroen presently retails C5 Aircross in the country.

        Citroen C3 introduced in India; prices start at Rs 5.70 lakh
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        by Nikhil Puthran
        07/20/2022 12:03:03

        The vehicle is available in two variant options: Live and Feel.

        Citroen C3 India launch slated for 20 July
        Citroen C3 India launch slated for 20 July
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        by Gajanan Kashikar
        06/07/2022 18:47:19

        Citroen will commence bookings for the C3 on 1 July, 2022.

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